Climate Resilient and
Inclusive Cities Project

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On the 19th of March 2021, Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities held a workshop on coastal capacity building to support climate resilient solutions to disaster. The event, organised by Pilot4Dev with the support of UCLG ASPAC, presented solutions from European, Indonesian and Indian experts to help local governments in coastal cities anticipate the impact of climate change.  The event, which gathered more than 80 individual participants including speakers and panelists, was a great success and generated quite a lot of interest from participating cities. 

Climate governance is at the heart of climate action. In Cirebon City of West Java, Mayor Drs. H Nashrudin Azis, SH reaffirmed his commitment to tackling climate change through the promotion of collaborative and community-based sustainable waste management efforts.

“We are proud to be selected as one of ten pilot cities. This motivates us to tackle one of the most long-standing and pressing problems in Cirebon, which is waste management,” Mayor Nashrudin said at the Mayor’s Office in Cirebon, on Thursday (4/3). On this occasion, the Mayor also received the Urban Analysis Report from CRIC. One of the recommendations stated in the Report urges Cirebon to transition towards sustainable waste management.

The Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project ensured cities’ needs for an inclusive and climate-resilient goal by linking them with the right partners. It was conducted through a five-day Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in thematic sectors from 1 to 4 February and 11 February 2021. The FGD was held as a follow-up action after the Urban Analysis Report (UAR) publication in 2020. The report altogether with the result of FGD provides the basis for tool development to help pilot cities to solve their climate challenges in three priority sectors: waste management, water and sanitation, and early warning system (EWS).

Dear readers, 

This week, we are celebrating CRIC's 1st anniversary !

For this occasion, meet some of our partners who are working on this project at the links below !





Climate change has impacted urban areas; its effect would not be felt similarly in all cities. Each city has different characteristics centered on its limitations in fiscal, social and environmental terms. 

It is essential to gain better proof of these vulnerabilities within the CRIC Project context to help cities have practical assistance, tools, and observations applicable to each of the cities in their attempts to tackle climate change. The CRIC Project has completed urban Analysis Reports that highlight the region's profile, current policies and programmes relevant to climate change, policy differences and recommendations. The UARs are crucial guides that allow people to see the initiative's course whilst helping cities develop effective policy and strategies.

The CRIC project promotes the development of technologies to promote sustainable development to solve urban issues related to climate adaptation and inclusivity. This is a continuation and a final clarification of the tool creation recommendation, based on the UAR review and series conversation performed with pilot cities. Each industry and city's problems will be discussed in a focus group style format.

The objective of the Focus Group Discussions is to facilitate policy dialogue, the exchange of information and experience on good practice among policymakers in line ministries and 10 pilot cities with UCLG ASPAC, CRIC (including project partners), APEKSI, development actors and other related stakeholders on recent developments and challenges in both of the above strategic sectors. It will also bring relevant sources and experts from the intended agencies together to obtain constructive inputs on the instruments' scope to be developed. Findings and recommendations will be discussed for mutual understanding and agreement from project partners. Finally, it will also be the occasion to gather inputs on the strategic action plan as the CRIC project recommendations in strengthening the work and developing the tools.

The Focus Group Discussions will take place online over the first and second week of February 2021.

Join CRIC, in collaboration with the Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Home Affairs, on December 10, for a free webinar on the topic "Integrating Inclusive Climate Resilience Issues in City Development and Planning," from 9 to 11:30 AM (UTC+7).

This is the second event of the CRIC webinar series seeking to provide a knowledge-sharing platform to discuss opportunities and challenges in creating a climate resilient and inclusive city. In this second webinar, CRIC will invite speakers from Indonesian ministries and urban planners who will provide policy guidance and insights to Indonesian cities that are formulating their Medium Term Regional Development Plans (RPJMD). CRIC aims to help these cities integrate climate resilience and inclusivity into their RPJMD.

Keynote speakers:

The panelists at this session will be:

Closing remarks:

  • Ms. Novita Sari - European Union Delegation to Indonesia & Brunei Darussalam

The session will be facilitated by Dr. Wahyu Mulyana or Urban and Regional Development Institute

The event will be delivered in Indonesian.

Register here to join us on Thursday. 

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We are delighted to announce that we have updated the Pilot Cities pages, adding the Urban Analysis Reports written by the experts on each of the ten pilot cities pages.

These presentations provide a deep insight on the general situation and challenges met by the different pilot cities in terms of Resilience against Climate Change and Inclusivity. The main topics covered by those Urban Analysis Reports are the way cities are impacted by climate change, disasters, air pollution, waste management, water pollution, and the participation of civil society and governance.

In addition, Policy briefs redacted by CRIC partners and built upon the findings of the CRIC experts have been released as well. In those briefs, partners provide insight and additionnal recommendations on how cities could become more resilient and inclusive.

The pilot cities page is accessible through this link.

The Urban Analysis Reports page are available through this link.

The Policy Briefs are available through this link.

We are delighted to announce that we have updated the Pilot Cities pages, adding the preliminary presentations of the studies led by the experts on each of the ten pilot cities pages.

The Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) is a UN-Habitat driven World Urban Campaign initiative. The UTC is conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, experts and decision-makers who believe urbanization is an opportunity and can contribute to meaningful urban transformations. It is also intended as a forum to create consensus among stakeholders engaged in addressing urbanization challenges and proposing solutions to urban futures.

In this session focused on Making Chennai a Climate Smart City, Dr. Pascaline Gaborit from Pilot4Dev will discuss urban resilience (and disasters risk management) in the Urban Labs session. This will be a good opportunity to promote the CRIC project !!! 

For registration links, please visit our events page.

The cost of delaying climate actions would be considerably higher than the cost of acting now, said European Union Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam HE Vincent Piket to 153 people attending the interactive webinar entitled “Mainstreaming Climate Resilience in City Planning” on 27 October 2020 hosted by CRIC, as part of the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week.

Over the course of three hours, panellists from the Indonesian ministries discussed national priorities in climate resilience, policies and regulations to support city-level climate programme and climate financing mechanisms. The participants are government representatives from 43 Indonesian cities and regencies, including Vice Mayor of Kupang and Vice Mayor of Surakarta.

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